Basic Training to assess people with disabilities amid Covid-19

Ability Bhutan Society organized a basic training to assist and provide right support services to persons with disabilities in case of lock down or if any assistance is required during covid-19, today on 4th May 2020 at RSPN hall by inviting relevant expertise and persons with disabilities themselves to share how others can help to people with diverse disabilities. The participants included volunteers from various civil service, CSOs and staffs and volunteers of ABS.

The training started with a brief awareness on disability, its types, causes, prevention and activity of daily living skills by Mr. Ugyen Wangchuk, Executive Director of ABS followed by Ms. Sushila Gurung, Ms. Dorji Zangmo and Mr. Tenzin Drala from Wangsel Institute for the Deaf presented on assessing people with hearing impairment. Mr. Yonten Jamtsho from Disabled Persons Association of Bhutan (DPAB) presented on assessing people with visual impairment, Mr. Tandin Dorji, Wheelchair user talked about assessing people with wheelchair users and Ms. Beda Giri, Founder of ABS & Technical Advisor to ABS/BMZ/DAHW Project presented on assessing people with multiple disabilities. All the speakers shared about the culture of respective disabilities and ways to support them carry out their daily living skills. Demonstrations were also conducted and provided basic instructions to help the volunteers understand and communicate with people with disabilities.